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September 29, 2024

Call for Proposals Deadline!

November 20, 2024

ECSAS Late Registration Ends

November 20, 2024

2024 European Conference Begins

6th European Conference for Student Affairs and Services

Regional Annual Conferences Supporting the Profession Community Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Division Global Division International Education Professional Level AVP or "Number Two" Faculty Graduate Mid-Level New Professional Senior Level Undergraduate VP for Student Affairs

The European Conference for Student Affairs and Services provides a platform for student services professionals, academics, researchers, and policymakers to discuss innovative programs, practices, models and trends in student affairs.

Universities of the Future: Empowering Student Affairs Professionals to Foster Student Flourishment

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Deadline - Accepted on a Rolling Basis

Submit Your Proposal Today! 

Presented By

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About the Conference

NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and EucA – European university college Association invite you to the sixth annual European Conference for Student Affairs and Services (ECSAS) to be held in St. Julian, Malta on Wednesday 20 November - Friday 22 November 2024.

The European Conference for Student Affairs and Services’ goal is to provide education, training, resources, and support to professionals working in student affairs roles. SAS plays a vital role in shaping the experiences and outcomes of students' holistic well-being, personal growth, and thriving in various aspects of life. Fostering student flourishing involves creating environments and offering support systems that enable students to reach their fullest potential, both academically and personally. 

Register Today! 

2024 European Conference Venue

European Conference Venue - Coming Soon 

Call for Proposals

The 2024 European Conference for Student Affairs and Services planning committee invites program proposals from higher education professionals who are part of the essential systems addressing college student experiences. The conference planning committees encourage program proposals regarding proven practices with content that will engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide meaningful content to bring back to their campuses. Interested individuals should submit a proposal form electronically. The proposal should be a detailed outline of their proposed session and a set of learning outcomes for attendees that connect to the conference tracks.

All presenters must register to attend the 2024 European Conference for Student Affairs and Services in-person. 

There will not be any virtual presentation opportunities.


Submission Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated by several program reviewers using the following five standards:

  1. Significant and creative contributions to the student affairs profession.
  2. Engaging program format that involves the audience and stimulates discussion.
  3. Conceptually strong foundation, well-written, with clearly stated outcomes and appropriately documented research and/or experience.
  4. Qualified presenters with expertise in the subject matter.
  5. Thematically relevant program content incorporating the conference focus area(s) into the program.

Conference Tracks

Assessment and Credentials



Curricular Innovation
Mental Health and Well-Being
Student Engagement and International Experiences

Additional Information

Successful Proposals

Program reviewers rely on a well-written description to enhance their understanding of the content and goals of the presentation. The conference planning committees encourage program proposals with proven practices and content that will engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide meaningful content to bring back to their campuses.

Successful proposals should include: 

  • Lengthy description about session content that you will present.
  • Relationship of the program to the conference themes outlined below in 'Conference Themes & Learning Outcomes'
  • Identification of the program format (e.g., lecture, panel, roundtable) including methods for participant involvement (e.g., discussion, effective practice sharing, case study analysis).
  • Discussions of replicability: to what extent can the information presented in this program be replicated at other institutions?
  • Evidence of the conceptual foundation for proposal content including ways the program content is grounded in research, relevant experience, a cogent model, or appropriate theory.
    • Program proposals should establish a clear connection to the research, framework, model, or theory included in their discussions.
    • A list of references to relevant research, models, or theory must be listed in the "References" section. 


  • Draft and save your work in a word processing program to ensure you keep a copy for your records. When you are ready, copy and paste the your description and outline into the text box below. 
  • There are no word limits on this section. Please provide enough details so that program reviewers can understand the breadth, depth, and scope of your program. This description will not be printed in the program book, website, or otherwise.
  • Ensure correct spelling and grammar.
General Proposal Writing Tips

For additional tips, please visit NASPA’s Program Submission Guidelines: https://www.naspa.org/events/program-submission-guidelines.  

Schedule at a Glance

Draft - Coming Soon 

The schedule will be designed to provide attendees with interactive and engaging programming, and opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. As details are finalized, this schedule will be updated.

5th Annual European Conference for Student Affairs and Services Schedule
All times are Eastern European Time and are subject to change

European Conference Schedule At A Glance

2024 ECSAS Schedule
20 November
21 November
22 November
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Conference Registration

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

ECSAS Welcome Session

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

ECSAS Keynote Address

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee/Tea Break

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Concurrent Session I

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

Concurrent Session II

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

ECSAS Leadership Panel

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Optional: Cultural Experience

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Conference Registration

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Networking Activity

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

ECSAS Keynote Address

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Coffee/Tea Break

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

Concurrent Sessions III

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

Concurrent Sessions IV

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Lunch/Conference Group Photo

3:00 PM - 3:50 AM

Concurrent Sessions V


Creating a Positive and Healthy Work Environment

Tourgeé Simpson, York Tech

Forming the Pack: Creating belonging for First-Generation College Students

Terence Hill, University of Washington Bothell

Katie DeWilde Horowitz, University of Washington Bothell

Unlock the Strategic Power of Linkedin

Maria Giulia Palocci, EucA - European university college Association

InclusiveU: Applying an Anti-Bias Framework to Advance Equity in Higher Education

Sinai Cota, University of California San Diego

Francheska Morataya, University of California San Diego

Creative Professional Development in Student Affairs

Gloria Laureano, Kennesaw State University

Health and Well-being Behaviours of University Students - A Portuguese Perspective

Paulo Ferraz, Instituto Politécnico do Porto


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

ECSAS Student Panel

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Networking Dinner

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Conference Closing Remarks

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Optional: Cultural Activity

Traveling to St. Julian, Malta

European Conference Hotel Accommodations - Coming Soon

Engagement Opportunities

Why Host the European Conference in 2025?

Knowledge Sharing                                                         Career Development                                             Networking and Collaboration

To host the ECSAS25 is to attract a unique and incredible mix of thinkers, leaders, experts, and emerging talent with an existing predisposition to develop their skills, stimulate higher education progress and contribute to important global conversations in Europe. The European Conference for Student Affairs and Services is an important venue for brainstorming, networking and making vital connections that can lead to new initiatives, collaborations, resources and skills development. Hosting ECSAS25 can be an effective way to build campus brand awareness and promote your university to a wider audience. You can attract attention from education industry leaders, social media outlets, and potential students, and help raise your profile and position your campus as a thought leader in higher education.


Interested in exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at the 5th Annual European Conference for Student Affairs and Services? Click here to review the available opportunites!

To apply, please click below to send an email to Fred Comparato, Senior Director of Corporate Development.

NASPA Global Health, Safety, and Responsibility

In keeping with the Association's duty to care and responsibility as host, NASPA leadership strongly encourages all participants at NASPA events whether a presenter, attendee, exhibitor, staff, guest, or vendor to be fully vaccinatedPlease see the NASPA Global Health, Safety, and Responsibility webpage for complete information about NASPA's policy.

NASPA Conduct Policy

NASPA provides a welcoming environment and strives to address the interests of its members and the student affairs profession on issues related to social justice, equity, and inclusion. We seek to foster a positive environment built upon a foundation of trust, respect, open communications, and ethical behavior. To view NASPA's Conduct Policy, follow this link.